Texas Legislature
Bills Authored / Joint Authored
Rep. Cindy Burkett
85th Legislature Regular Session
Report Date: 11/24/2017

Number of Bills: 96

Report Sections: Authored Bills | Joint Authored Bills

Author (50):
HB 4 Author: Burkett | Raymond | Frank | Klick | Davis, Sarah
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the relative or other designated caregiver placement program and to monetary assistance provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services to certain relative or designated caregivers; creating a criminal offense; creating a civil penalty.

HB 200 Author: Burkett | Bailes | Laubenberg | Raney
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to certain prohibited abortions and the treatment and disposition of a human fetus, human fetal tissue, and embryonic and fetal tissue remains; creating a civil cause of action; imposing a civil penalty; creating criminal offenses.

HB 480 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to open-enrollment charter schools that provide only prekindergarten programs.

HB 720 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to highway toll payment plans and partial payments.

HB 740 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/03/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to the issuance and renewal of licenses and registrations for certain child-care facilities and the amount of the fees for those licenses.

HB 759 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Referred to Higher Education: Feb 28 2017 11:36AM
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a tuition and fee payment program for certain adopted children enrolled in career schools or colleges.

HB 766 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to the sunset review of regional tollway authorities.

HB 772 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 02/20/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 20 2017 3:08PM
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the amount of tolls and other charges that may be imposed by toll project entities for the use of toll projects.

HB 815 Author: Burkett | Dale
Last Action: 03/14/2017 H Withdrawn from schedule
Caption: Relating to the regulatory analysis of rules proposed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

HB 851 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 23 2017 11:53AM
Caption: Relating to disclosure of financial studies and reports associated with a toll project.

HB 1055 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/09/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to a limitation on the amount of certain licensing fees charged by state agencies.

HB 1114 Author: Burkett | Shine
Last Action: 04/26/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a reduction in required days of service for educators in public schools under certain circumstances.

HB 1264 Author: Burkett | Button
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the concurrent jurisdiction of certain municipal courts in certain criminal cases punishable by fine only.

HB 1543 Author: Burkett
Sponsor: Watson
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to access to records that pertain to the testing for, and fitting and dispensing of, hearing instruments.

HB 1544 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/05/2017 S Referred to Health & Human Services
Caption: Relating to a client's access to certain records of hearing instrument fitters and dispensers.

HB 1549 Author: Burkett | Raymond | Thompson, Senfronia | Price | Zerwas
Sponsor: Kolkhorst
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of services by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including child protective services and prevention and early intervention services.

HB 1984 Author: Burkett | Laubenberg | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the quarantine of certain animals.

HB 2045 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/13/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 13 2017 3:28PM
Caption: Relating to license renewal for certain child-care facilities and registered family homes.

HB 2329 Author: Burkett | Button
Last Action: 04/27/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to elimination of the authority of certain county school districts to impose ad valorem taxes and to a procedure under which those districts may be abolished.

HB 2389 Author: Burkett | Fallon
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the supervision of pharmacist-interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician trainees by a pharmacist and the adoption of rules by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

HB 2413 Author: Burkett
Sponsor: Lucio
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to certain identifying information regarding career school or college students.

HB 2848 Author: Burkett | Bonnen, Greg
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to consultations with contracted physician networks and physician systems during certain investigations of child abuse and neglect.

HB 2849 Author: Burkett | Bonnen, Greg
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the procedures for removing certain persons' names from the child abuse and neglect central registry.

HB 2909 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/08/2017 S Referred to Business & Commerce
Caption: Relating to reports on and the regulation of certain licensed activities and related organizations.

HB 2950 Author: Burkett | Thompson, Senfronia | Flynn | Raymond
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Nursing and to the regulation of the practice of nursing.

HB 2990 Author: Burkett | Thompson, Senfronia | Raymond
Last Action: 03/22/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 22 2017 4:14PM
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Board of Dental Examiners; imposing fees.

HB 3019 Author: Burkett | Button
Sponsor: Menéndez
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the prosecution for the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.

HB 3040 Author: Burkett | Thompson, Senfronia | Flynn | Raymond
Last Action: 05/06/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Medical Board; authorizing a fee.

HB 3091 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to evaluating and improving the provision of prevention and early intervention services by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 3092 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to prevention and early intervention services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 3093 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to the provision of family preservation services by the Department of Family and Protective Services to certain high-risk families.

HB 3094 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to the creation of the Prevention Advisory Board in the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 3095 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to the requirements of the Department of Family and Protective Services strategic plan for prevention and early intervention services.

HB 3096 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to the recruitment and evaluation of foster care providers and the placement of children with foster care providers.

HB 3097 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to the procedures following a child fatality or near fatality and the relating investigation by the Department of Family and Protective Services.

HB 3098 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/27/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Mar 27 2017 5:19PM
Caption: Relating to secondary trauma support, case assignment, and caseload management for child protective services caseworkers.

HB 3129 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Companion considered in lieu of in committee
Caption: Relating to certain duties of physicians regarding patient records.

HB 3141 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/02/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to the provision of municipal notices by utility bill and mail.

HB 3532 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the attachment of a hospital lien on a cause of action or claim of an injured person who receives hospital services.

HB 3550 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to guidelines for and adjustments to highway noise barriers.

HB 3551 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the conduct of a live sound study after the completion of certain transportation projects.

HB 3903 Author: Burkett
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to certain political contributions by judicial candidates and officeholders and certain political committees.

HB 4069 Author: Burkett | Flynn | Thompson, Senfronia
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Apr 3 2017 3:34PM
Caption: Relating to the continuation and functions of the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, and the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners; authorizing a fee.

HR 293 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 02/08/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 8 2017 1:15PM
Caption: Recognizing February 7, 2017, as Child Protection and Home Visiting Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1021 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 03/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Mar 28 2017 5:49PM
Caption: Recognizing March 23, 2017, as Seagoville Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1169 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 3 2017 2:23PM
Caption: Commending the fire departments that responded to a three-alarm structure fire in the city of Balch Springs on February 24, 2017.

HR 1170 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 04/03/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 3 2017 2:25PM
Caption: Recognizing March 30, 2017, as Balch Springs Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1373 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 04/23/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 23 2017 6:27PM
Caption: Recognizing April 11 and 12, 2017, as Leadership Mesquite Days at the State Capitol.

HR 1919 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 12 2017 11:45AM
Caption: Commending the Governor William P. Clements Jr. Scholars for their service to the State of Texas.

HR 2634 Author: Burkett
Last Action: 05/31/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 31 2017 11:23AM
Caption: In memory of Ernestine Holt Bridges of Mesquite.

Joint Author (46):
HB 5 Author: Frank | Raymond | Burkett | Keough | Minjarez
Sponsor: Schwertner
Last Action: 05/31/2017 E See remarks for effective date
Caption: Relating to the powers and duties of the Department of Family and Protective Services and the transfer of certain powers and duties from the Health and Human Services Commission.

HB 6 Author: Frank | Raymond | Klick | Burkett | Dale
Last Action: 05/11/2017 H Postponed
Caption: Relating to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective services, and prevention and early intervention services.

HB 45 Author: Flynn | Leach | Burkett | Parker | Laubenberg
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/14/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to requiring the Texas Supreme Court to adopt rules and provide judicial instruction regarding the application of foreign laws in certain family law cases.

HB 57 Author: Flynn | Burkett | White | Minjarez | Rodriguez, Eddie
Last Action: 02/13/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Feb 13 2017 3:06PM
Caption: Relating to the regulation of raw milk and raw milk products.

HB 142 Author: Moody | Dale | Alvarado | Burkett | Neave
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to the creation of the offense of indecent assault, to judicial protection for victims of that offense, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to that offense.

HB 223 Author: Howard | Burkett | Bernal | Morrison, Geanie W. | González, Mary
Last Action: 04/27/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to use of compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance to students at risk of dropping out of school who are pregnant or who are parents and to reporting through the Public Education Information Management System.

HB 513 Author: Davis, Sarah | Guillen | Burkett | Koop
Last Action: 04/27/2017 S Received from the House
Caption: Relating to the reappraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of property damaged in a disaster.

HB 785 Author: Raney | Zerwas | Sheffield | Burkett | Klick
Sponsor: Perry
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of embryo donation information.

HB 810 Author: Parker | Springer | Paul | Anderson, Charles "Doc" | Burkett
Sponsor: Bettencourt
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the provision of certain investigational stem cell treatments to patients with certain severe chronic diseases or terminal illnesses and regulating the possession, use, and transfer of adult stem cells; creating a criminal offense.

HB 914 Author: Thompson, Senfronia | Raymond | Price | Burkett | Frank
Last Action: 02/21/2017 H Referred to Human Services: Feb 21 2017 5:26PM
Caption: Relating to the administration of services provided by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including foster care, child protective, and prevention and early intervention services.

HB 944 Author: Paul | Schofield | Miller | Burkett | Klick
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to supervision of the conduct of a primary election; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1092 Author: Oliverson | Klick | Price | Burkett | Bonnen, Greg
Last Action: 05/05/2017 H Considered in Calendars
Caption: Relating to the persons authorized to make an anatomical gift.

HB 1282 Author: Shaheen | Burkett
Last Action: 02/23/2017 H Referred to Transportation: Feb 23 2017 4:07PM
Caption: Relating to the cessation of tolls by toll project entities in certain circumstances.

HB 1372 Author: Koop | Oliverson | Martinez, "Mando" | Burkett | Lang
Sponsor: Hughes
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to information included in the curriculum of each driver education course and driving safety course.

HB 1620 Author: Sanford | Burkett | Miller | Minjarez
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to a voluntary temporary caregiver program providing temporary care for children removed from their homes.

HB 1666 Author: Meyer | Thompson, Senfronia | Parker | Burkett | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of aggravated promotion of prostitution.

HB 1667 Author: Meyer | Thompson, Senfronia | Parker | Burkett | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/10/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of promotion of prostitution.

HB 1697 Author: Price | Burkett | Sheffield | Thompson, Senfronia | Longoria
Sponsor: Nelson
Last Action: 05/26/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the establishment of a pediatric health tele-connectivity resource program for rural Texas.

HB 1709 Author: Gooden | Burkett
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/01/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to procedures for the dissolution of the Bois D'Arc Island Levee Improvement District of Dallas and Kaufman Counties.

HB 1813 Author: Flynn | Keough | Paul | Burkett | Krause
Last Action: 05/03/2017 H Left pending in committee
Caption: Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony.

HB 1936 Author: Springer | Cook | Capriglione | Burkett | Shine
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the provider.

HB 2283 Author: Isaac | Moody | Dale | Frank | Burkett
Last Action: 05/11/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault.

HB 2379 Author: Price | Raymond | Burkett | Rose
Sponsor: Hinojosa
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the functions and administration of the Health and Human Services Commission and the commission's office of inspector general in relation to fraud, waste, and abuse in health and human services.

HB 2398 Author: King, Phil | Thompson, Senfronia | Parker | Burkett | Longoria
Last Action: 03/20/2017 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence: Mar 20 2017 3:24PM
Caption: Relating to the punishment for certain possession offenses under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; changing eligibility for community supervision.

HB 2467 Author: Davis, Sarah | Guerra | Burkett
Last Action: 05/08/2017 H Committee report sent to Calendars
Caption: Relating to a grant program to support the provision of critical incident stress debriefing to certain peace officers.

HB 2529 Author: Meyer | Thompson, Senfronia | Parker | Burkett
Sponsor: Huffman
Last Action: 06/09/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the definition of coercion for purposes of the offense of trafficking of persons.

HB 2858 Author: Burns | Shine | Paul | Burkett | Nevárez
Last Action: 05/09/2017 H Placed on General State Calendar
Caption: Relating to human trafficking signs at abortion facilities and offenses associated with human trafficking and forced abortion; increasing criminal penalties.

HB 2895 Author: Price | Turner | Clardy | Moody | Burkett
Sponsor: Seliger
Last Action: 05/29/2017 E Effective on 9/1/17
Caption: Relating to the requirement that certain public institutions of higher education post mental health resources on the institution's Internet website.

HB 2960 Author: Parker | Meyer | Burkett | Bonnen, Dennis
Last Action: 05/10/2017 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption: Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain trafficking and sexual offenses; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 2962 Author: Capriglione | Sheffield | Springer | Laubenberg | Burkett
Sponsor: Campbell
Last Action: 05/26/2017 S Returned from the House for further action
Caption: Relating to reporting requirements by certain physicians and health care facilities for abortion complications; authorizing a civil penalty.

HB 2974 Author: Dale | Capriglione | Burkett
Last Action: 05/12/2017 H Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
Caption: Relating to certain sexual offenses; creating a criminal offense; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 3042 Author: Meyer | Burkett | Button | Koop | Giddings
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to designating July 7 as Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day.

HB 3886 Author: Oliverson | King, Ken | Nevárez | Burkett
Last Action: 03/31/2017 H Referred to Public Health: Mar 31 2017 11:45AM
Caption: Relating to the provision of pharmacy services through a telepharmacy system; establishing a remote dispensing site license.

HB 3964 Author: Meyer | Burkett
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 06/12/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 289 in Dallas County as the Harold C. Simmons Memorial Highway.

HB 4300 Author: Koop | Button | Burkett | Johnson, Eric | Neave
Sponsor: Huffines
Last Action: 05/18/2017 E Effective immediately
Caption: Relating to the creation and operations of a health care provider participation program by the Dallas County Hospital District.

HCR 42 Author: Holland | Laubenberg | Button | Burkett | Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Hall
Last Action: 06/15/2017 E Signed by the Governor
Caption: Designating the city of Rockwall as the official Live Music Capital of North Texas for a 10-year period beginning in 2017.

HR 153 Author: Davis, Sarah | Morrison, Geanie W. | Laubenberg | Button | Burkett
Last Action: 02/28/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 28 2017 5:27PM
Caption: Recognizing April 6, 2017, as Texas Federation of Republican Women Day at the State Capitol.

HR 396 Author: Button | Burkett | Koop | Neave
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 16 2017 9:06PM
Caption: Recognizing February 15, 2017, as Garland Day at the State Capitol.

HR 397 Author: Button | Burkett | Holland
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 16 2017 4:28PM
Caption: Recognizing February 16, 2017, as Rowlett Day at the State Capitol.

HR 398 Author: Frank | Burkett | Burns
Last Action: 02/16/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 16 2017 9:14PM
Caption: Recognizing February 16, 2017, as CASA Day at the State Capitol.

HR 405 Author: Button | Burkett | Villalba | Meyer
Last Action: 02/15/2017 H Reported enrolled: Feb 15 2017 4:20PM
Caption: In memory of Donald Benjamin Fielding of Dallas.

HR 1044 Author: Holland | Geren | Davis, Sarah | Burkett
Last Action: 04/05/2017 H Reported enrolled: Apr 5 2017 2:59PM
Caption: Recognizing April 4, 2017, as REALTOR Appreciation Day at the State Capitol.

HR 1844 Author: Button | Burkett | Koop | Neave
Last Action: 05/04/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 4 2017 11:23AM
Caption: Recognizing May 2 and 3, 2017, as Leadership Garland Days at the State Capitol.

HR 2139 Author: Button | Burkett | Koop | Neave
Last Action: 05/29/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2017 2:27PM
Caption: Congratulating Jim Cahill on his retirement from the Garland City Council.

HR 2141 Author: Button | Burkett | Koop | Neave
Last Action: 05/29/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 29 2017 3:25PM
Caption: Honoring Stephen W. Stanley on his retirement from the Garland City Council.

HR 2223 Author: Button | Burkett | Koop | Neave
Last Action: 05/30/2017 H Reported enrolled: May 30 2017 1:12PM
Caption: Congratulating Lori Barnett Dodson on her retirement from the Garland City Council.

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